Outstanding reports stall Mario Deane murder case
Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer
Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates facing murder charges arising from the death of Mario Deane, were ordered to reappear in court on January 16, 2015, as their forensic psychiatric reports were still outstanding when they appeared yesterday in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court.
Presiding Magistrate Carolyn Tie set the new court date after being informed that Orr and Morgan, who had been remanded, had not been transported to court when the matter was mentioned yesterday.
Meanwhile, attorney-at-law Franklin Haliburton, who is part of the defence team for Orr and Morgan, complained that the men's attorneys had not been served with a number of documents.
However, clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm said the documents were available for the lawyers' perusal.
Mario Deane, a 31-year-old construction worker, died in hospital on Independence Day, after sustaining injuries from a beating he received while he was an inmate at the Barnett Street Police Station three days earlier.
Orr and Morgan, who were inmates at the Barnett Street Police Station lock-up at the time, were subsequently arrested and charged for Dean's murder.